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## Interpretation of Death Rates Data

### Death Rate Report for New York by CountyAll Cancer Sites, 2011-2015All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, All AgesSorted by Rate

Explanation of Column Headers

Objective - The objective of 161.4 is from the Healthy People 2020 project done by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Death Rate (95% Confidence Interval) - The death rate is based upon 100,000 people and is for 5 year(s). Rates are age-adjusted by 5-year age groups to the 2000 U.S. standard million population (the Healthy People 2020 goals are based on rates adjusted using different methods but the differences should be minimal).

Recent Trends - This is an interpretation of the AAPC:

• Rising when 95% confidence interval of average annual percent change is above 0.
• Stable when 95% confidence interval of average annual percent change includes 0.
• Falling when 95% confidence interval of average annual percent change is below 0.

AAPC (95% Confidence Interval) - The Average Annual Percent Change is the change in rate over time. These AAPCs are based upon APCs that were calculated by Joinpoint Regression Program

Other Notes

• Larger confidence intervals indicate less stability of the data. This is often due to low counts that are not quite low enough to be suppressed.
• Data is currently being suppressed if there are fewer than 16 counts for the time period.

• Line by Line Interpretation of the Report

#### New York

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 155.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 154.2 to 155.7 and 35,512 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -1.3.

#### United States

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 163.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 163.3 to 163.7 and 586,354 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -1.5.

#### Queens County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 135.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 133.1 to 137.3 and 3,433 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to -0.9.

#### Rockland County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 135.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 130.0 to 140.8 and 498 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.5 to -2.0.

#### Westchester County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 138.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 135.3 to 141.4 and 1,687 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.3 to -1.9.

#### New York County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 139.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 137.0 to 141.9 and 2,557 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.2 to -1.9.

#### Nassau County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 140.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 138.0 to 143.0 and 2,516 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to -1.9.

#### Putnam County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 149.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 139.4 to 160.2 and 173 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.6 to -1.8.

#### Kings County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 150.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 148.1 to 152.4 and 3,838 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.9 to -1.0.

#### Lewis County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 154.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 136.0 to 174.0 and 54 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.5 to -1.1.

#### Tompkins County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 154.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 143.8 to 166.5 and 156 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to -0.9.

#### Dutchess County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 155.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 149.8 to 161.5 and 564 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.3 to -1.8.

#### Otsego County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 156.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 144.2 to 168.9 and 134 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -0.4.

#### Suffolk County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 156.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 153.6 to 158.8 and 2,805 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to -1.9.

#### Tioga County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 156.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 143.2 to 170.8 and 106 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.3 to -1.2.

#### Richmond County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 157.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 152.2 to 161.9 and 844 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to -1.7.

#### Bronx County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 157.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 154.4 to 160.6 and 2,079 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to -1.5.

#### Broome County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 159.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 152.2 to 166.0 and 435 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -1.1.

#### Essex County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 159.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 145.5 to 175.0 and 98 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.5 to -1.3.

#### Ontario County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 160.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 151.1 to 170.1 and 236 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to -1.1.

#### Delaware County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 160.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 147.8 to 174.8 and 120 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to -0.8.

#### Montgomery County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 161.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 148.2 to 176.4 and 111 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to -0.9.

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 161.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 150.0 to 174.4 and 145 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.9 to -1.5.

#### Ulster County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 161.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 154.7 to 169.5 and 392 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to -1.3.

#### Herkimer County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 163.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 151.7 to 176.2 and 149 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is 3.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to 9.5.

#### Seneca County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 163.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 147.3 to 181.8 and 76 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to -0.5.

#### Cattaraugus County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 164.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 152.9 to 175.7 and 169 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to -0.6.

#### Columbia County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 164.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 153.1 to 176.9 and 158 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -1.0.

#### Monroe County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 164.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 161.1 to 168.8 and 1,514 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to -1.0.

#### Orange County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 165.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 159.1 to 171.0 and 622 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to -1.5.

#### Schoharie County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 165.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 148.2 to 183.7 and 72 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to -0.8.

#### Cayuga County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 166.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 154.9 to 177.7 and 174 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to -0.3.

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 167.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 159.3 to 176.1 and 331 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to -0.9.

#### Cortland County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 168.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 153.0 to 184.1 and 96 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -6.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -14.3 to 1.7.

#### Saratoga County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 168.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 161.3 to 175.5 and 455 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to -0.9.

#### Chautauqua County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 168.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 160.5 to 177.8 and 313 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to -0.6.

#### Livingston County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 168.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 156.2 to 182.5 and 135 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.3 to -1.8.

#### Oneida County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 168.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 162.4 to 175.7 and 535 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to -0.9.

#### Albany County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 169.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 163.1 to 175.4 and 626 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to -1.0.

#### Genesee County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 169.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 157.0 to 183.4 and 135 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -0.7.

#### Schuyler County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 170.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 148.5 to 194.9 and 45 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to -0.2.

#### Chenango County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 171.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 157.8 to 186.2 and 121 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -0.9.

#### Clinton County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 172.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 160.8 to 184.8 and 167 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to -0.4.

#### Wyoming County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 173.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 157.2 to 191.3 and 85 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to -0.2.

#### Sullivan County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 174.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 162.4 to 186.6 and 170 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.2 to -1.4.

#### St. Lawrence County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 174.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 164.6 to 185.1 and 234 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -0.8.

#### Wayne County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 174.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 164.1 to 186.2 and 206 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to -0.8.

#### Onondaga County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 175.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 170.7 to 180.7 and 1,006 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to -0.9.

#### Niagara County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 176.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 169.1 to 183.2 and 512 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to -0.8.

#### Fulton County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 176.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 162.9 to 190.6 and 133 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -0.8.

#### Franklin County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 176.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 161.3 to 192.3 and 105 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to -1.0.

#### Chemung County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 177.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 167.0 to 189.1 and 211 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to -0.8.

#### Jefferson County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 177.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 166.9 to 189.3 and 201 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -0.6.

#### Steuben County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 179.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 169.2 to 190.2 and 239 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to -0.7.

#### Allegany County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 180.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 165.7 to 196.7 and 111 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.8 to -1.5.

#### Erie County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 180.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 177.4 to 184.3 and 2,187 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to -1.0.

#### Orleans County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 181.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 165.6 to 199.2 and 96 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -0.5.

#### Warren County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 181.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 169.7 to 194.7 and 176 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to -0.2.

#### Yates County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 182.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 161.8 to 205.2 and 61 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to -0.6.

#### Rensselaer County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 182.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 174.2 to 191.8 and 353 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to -0.8.

#### Oswego County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 184.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 173.7 to 194.7 and 251 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to -0.6.

#### Washington County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 184.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 170.9 to 197.9 and 151 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -0.9.

#### Hamilton County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 188.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 149.5 to 237.7 and 17 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.4 to 0.0.

#### Greene County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 190.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 176.1 to 206.1 and 135 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -0.5.

Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 07/19/2019 5:38 pm.

State Cancer Registries may provide more current or more local data.
Trend
Rising when 95% confidence interval of average annual percent change is above 0.
Stable when 95% confidence interval of average annual percent change includes 0.
Falling when 95% confidence interval of average annual percent change is below 0.

† Death rates (cases per 100,000 population per year) are age-adjusted to the 2000 US standard population (19 age groups: <1, 1-4, 5-9, ... , 80-84, 85+). Rates calculated using SEER*Stat. Population counts for denominators are based on Census populations as modified by NCI. The 1969-2015 US Population Data File is used for mortality data.
The Average Annual Percent Change (AAPC) is based on the APCs calculated by Joinpoint. Due to data availability issues, the time period used in the calculation of the joinpoint regression model may differ for selected counties.

Healthy People 2020 Objectives provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Please note that the data comes from different sources. Due to different years of data availablility, most of the trends are AAPCs based on APCs but some are APCs calculated in SEER*Stat. Please refer to the source for each graph for additional information.

Interpret Rankings provides insight into interpreting cancer incidence statistics. When the population size for a denominator is small, the rates may be unstable. A rate is unstable when a small change in the numerator (e.g., only one or two additional cases) has a dramatic effect on the calculated rate.

Data for United States does not include Puerto Rico.